Welcome Jenni Tevlin

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We are truly excited to welcome Jenni Tevlin, MS, NCC, LPC to the Mane Stream Family. As Veterans and Mental Health Programming Specialist, she will be heading up our OPERATION: Take the Reins program for veterans and service members. The spring session starts May 2nd and we hope you'll spread the news far and wide that we are looking for participants for this FREE equine assisted program.

Enough about all that now let's hear about Jenni and why we are so excited!

Jenni is a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning.  She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Animal Science, with a specialization in Equine Science, from Rutgers University, as well as a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University.  Jenni is a NJ-State Licensed Professional Counselor, a NJ-Disaster Response Crisis Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She is also currently in the process of completing her mental health and equine specialist certifications through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA). 

Jenni has a certified therapy dog named, ‘Sweet Pea’ who she takes with her to schools and community events.  Jenni has developed and taught graduate courses in Animal-Assisted Therapy for Monmouth University’s Professional Counseling Program and undergraduate courses at Rutgers University Animal Science Department. Due to her expertise in the field Jenni was recently awarded a $4,000 grant, which she used to jointly collaborate with teams from Rutgers and Monmouth Universities to investigate the impact of Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) in both horses, and veterans with PTSD.  The resulting paper was accepted for publication in 2018 in The Journal of Equine Veterinary Science.

In addition to these achievements in the field of animal assisted therapy, Jenni’s other professional credentials include 17 years of experience in Research and Development, Project Management and Human Resources in the pharmaceutical industry. 

She currently loves spending time with her teenage son, Nicholas, her husband Bill, 3 dogs, 2 horses and a rabbit, and enjoys taking riding lessons and competing at low level horse trials on her shire horse, Maverick, as well as visiting Disney World each year.

Interested in signing up for OPERATION: Take the Reins or to receive counseling with Jenni at Mane Stream? Contact Jenni directly at jenni@manestreamnj.org